While Square Enix had everyone’s attention, they announced that Final Fantasy I, II, and III would see novelizations, each under the tentative subtitle Memory of Heroes. The books are planned for a Fall release, and, sadly, will probably not feature an all white mage party or warmech.
Among the many, many things I didn’t see coming is a Windows Phone adaptation of Final Fantasy, as in the very first one. Out now for $6.99, the app supports English, French, Chinese, and Japanese languages.
Square Enix is offering iPhone and iPod Touch owners a chance to play two of the rarest Final Fantasy titles…
What’s that? Final Fantasy I & II have been previously ported to other platforms, including the PSP and the GBA? Oh. Well.
The announcement, which was made via Square Enix DLG’s Twitter feed and Facebook page, did not include a release date. The official site only says that the games will be “available soon on the App Store.”
Did you ever have the chance to play Dragon Quest I (aka Dragon Warrior) for the NES? We’re talking back in 1989 for us North Americans. If not, or in case you need a refresher, I’ll give you a little run down of the plot. You are the descendant of the hero Erdrick who, in times past, defeated the Dragon Lord. Now that the Dragon Lord has returned, you must track down the scattered pieces of Erdrick’s arms and armour and defeat the Dragon Lord anew. That’s it. No really, that’s the whole thing. Well okay, you do rescue a princess along the way and you do have to collect some relics that will allow you to reach the Dragon Lord’s isle, but basically I’ve spoiled the entire plot for you. As you may have noticed, it’s a bit sparse.
Then came Final Fantasy I. Continue reading ‘Game Changers: Volume 14 – Final Fantasy I’ »
Square Enix had a bevy of news updates today. For starters, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, the previously cellphone-only sequel to Final Fantasy IV, is finally confirmed after its appearance on the ESRB rating widget hinted at its release. The game will be released on WiiWare, but as of yet, no pricing or release date information has been announced. For more information, you can check out the game’s official website.
In other WiiWare news, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord was announced. It will be a sequel to Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King, which launched simultaneously with the WiiWare service. It is slated for 2009. The game puts you in the role of the Darklord’s daughter as she attempts to thwart heroes with well-placed traps.
Square Enix also promised that the classic Final Fantasy I will be hitting the Virtual Console in May for Japan and sometime this year for North America.